WASHINGTON - August 9 - Supporters of the Cook County referendum on the November ballot to allow resident to show their support for an assault weapons ban will discuss the referendum plans Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 AM.
They'll meet at the Cook County Morgue, 2121 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL.
Scheduled attendees include Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and other Cook County Commissioners; Siretha Woods and Denise Reed, the mothers of young Englewood assault weapons victims; Tom Dart, Candidate for Sheriff Cook County; State Representative Edward Acevedo; Jennifer Bishop, the State Director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; and others.
The referendum on the Cook County ballot in November will read "For the health and safety of children and the entire community, shall the State of Illinois enact a comprehensive ban on the manufacture, sale, delivery and possession of military-style assault weapons and .50 caliber rifles?"
"None of us ever want to visit the morgue," Bishop said. "It's not a place anyone wants to be - and if we had fewer assault weapons on our streets, fewer of us would ever have to go there."